Sunday, September 21, 2014

Breaking Down

Today on our blog we are pleased to bring you Calista Smith's new book Breaking Down

Calista is a very talented writer who brings to life a world of reality and emotions! She is a fabulous author and I'm so pleased to have her on my blog today!

Calista is a California girl who recently relocated to the great state of Texas. She resides there with her beautiful husband, four crazy kids and a dog. Calista has loved to write since she was a small child. She started writing poetry and eventually decided to write fiction. Breaking Down is her debut novel. She also has a couple of other books she is working on, including Breaking Away, the sequel to Breaking Down.
Calista also has an addiction to reading and reads everything she can get her hands on, in all different genres. When she isn't reading, writing or busy being a wife and mama, you will find her CrossFitting. It's the other addiction in her life and one she is very passionate about.

Links:

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7829623.Calista_Smith

And now for her book!!!


Raquel, "Rocky" as her friends call her, is an introverted girl, on the brink of turning eighteen. Having already been dealt a bad hand recently, her life gets even more complicated when her parent's divorce forces her to relocate with her mom to the city of Rancho Cucamonga, California. She will be facing her senior year in a new high school. Fortunately Natalia, her best friend since birth, will be there. It's the one thing keeping Rocky from completely going off the deep end. 

She plans to stay focused on her future, which includes trying to join the Peace Corps. Then in walks Dante. He's cocky, handsome, well-built, popular and so not her type. She is determined to keep her distance. The last thing she needs is someone prying into her past. Dante loves a challenge though, and when his relentless pursuit captures her attention, she just can't stop herself from falling for him. They soon realize that things aren't always what they seem and find themselves forging an intense bond. But when life continues to hand them obstacle after obstacle, can their new found love help save her or will she finally find herself Breaking Down? 



I am dying to read this book!! But in the meantime, here is a little snippet to get you interested :)




Thanks for letting me be part of this Calista!

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Living Intentionally by Bonnie Aaron

We want to welcome author Bonnie Aaron to our site today to tell us about her fabulous new book!



Dr. Bonnie Aaron is a life-long learner with a formal education in educational leadership. Her most recent education was her transformational journey triggered by tragedy. Dr. Aaron’s recent experiences inspired her to share her story of transcending adversity. She hopes to serve others as a transformation and adversity coach, motivational speaker and inspirational author. The purpose of her book Living Intentionally is to empower and inspire others to transform their lives so they can create a life of clarity and purpose.  Through the six-step transformation process Dr. Aaron provides the tools, strategies, and mindset needed to let go of self-limiting beliefs, excuses and bad habits. Her goal is to reach out to others who are ready to take their lives to the next level and begin their own journey of personal transformation.

A couple of fun fact about Bonnie Aaron:

TOP 10s
1.       Favorite hobby-learning social media
2.       Favorite past time-reading inspirational books
3.       Favorite birthday celebration-sky diving
4.       Favorite place to visit-Colorado
5.       Favorite passion-public speaking
6.       Favorite sport-water skiing
7.       Favorite date night-fishing
8.       Favorite meal-juicing with beats and bok choy
9.       Favorite Saturday activity-bartering at yard sales
10.   Favorite social media-Facebook



Living Intentionally is the result of implementing the six step transformation process outlined in this book.  Following the steps outlined will motivate readers to take responsibility for their lives, stop blaming others, and stop making excuses for their present circumstances. The goal of this book is to help readers experience the joy of living intentionally.

Here are six simple steps to your transformation:
1.       Discover your purpose
2.       Identify what is not working
3.       Elevate your consciousness
4.       Be your own change agent
5.       A call to action
6.       Assess your progress

Transforming your life is an ongoing process and this book is designed to be your companion as you embark on a continual process of transformation and breakthrough. This book is designed to empower you with the tools needed to discover your purpose and live intentionally. The tools are only potential power and will become powerful when action is applied. Each chapter offers practical application steps followed-up with a call to action. The steps outlined in this book will help you establish a foundation for your transformation and breakthrough.


My transformational journey arose from the ashes of personal tragedy and failure to a life of clarity and intention.  I hope that as you read my story you will be inspired to implement the steps and transform your life. The steps in this book will challenge you to ask questions that only you have the answers to. By the time you have finished the book, you will appreciate all of the failures in your life that can be used to your advantage. You are about to discover what it means to be unstoppable.

Be sure to go pick it up here:

 http://www.amazon.com/Living-Intentionally-Transformation-Bonnie-Aaron/dp/0990341704/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1410916751&sr=1-1&keywords=living+intentionally



Remade cover reveal with Sherry Gammon!

Welcome to my blog Sherry!
I am so excited to share your new covers today!!

Unlovable is now an audiobook!! If you click here you can get the audiobook for free with a 30 day free trial of Audible on Amazon!! You can't beat free!!
Along with the release of the audiobook, I've redesigned the covers of the first two books in the Port Fare series. ( I'm designing covers now. Click here and check them out!) To celebrate the new look, I am giving away paperback copies of the entire series. 
Here is the new cover for Unlovable. I didn't change it too much because I really loved the original one. (Thank you, Paul Beeley), but another author came out with almost the exact same cover, including the coloring :'(
I kept the girl on the swing because she fits Maggie's story perfectly, though I did add flowers to the swing. The rest has been changed completely. I love the blues and pinks, and I've always wanted a moon on the cover. I also added Maggie's trailer in the background!
                                                         
                                                             Here is the eBook cover:
And this is the Paperback
     This is the audio book cover.

 This is the new cover for Unbelievable! It's a real change. I feel this cover fits the story so much better. Lilah feels trapped by her domineering father and his demands. She desperately wants to break free...can't tell you anymore or I'll spoil the story I feel this new cover portrays Lilah and what she is going through in a much stronger way, and it seems to fit in better with the other covers. While I loved the old cover, and had a huge say in its design, (Thank you again, Paul) it seemed out of place with book one & three's covers. This one holds the same "feel," if you will.
Here is the Ebook cover:
And this is the paperback
Unbearable's cover didn't really change, only the back was updated.

So, what do you think??

Sherry's Web page
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Monday, September 1, 2014

Their Tangled Hearts Review

I had the privilege of reading and reviewing a new book and thought I'd share it with you all!

First, here is the fabulous Author:

Mary DeWeber has always been a voracious reader. She often found unusual places to curl up with book including the branches of a sycamore tree! She spent hours entertaining her five children with stories that she would invent on the spur of the moment. Not afraid of tough subjects, her deep faith shines through her. Mary now resides in Arkansas in a hundred-year-old farmhouse with her husband Jeff and their dog Gretchen.


Now for the book!!


Emma had spent the last five years learning to cope with tragedy. She should have known that Doc had something up his sleeve when he'd talked her into taking a cooking job at a Colorado cattle ranch. Cooking was the easy part. Working with disabled children was something she was decidedly not prepared for. Throw in a tall dark mountain of a man with a voice like warm velvet and she was completely over her head! It would take God to straighten out the tangled mess she had made of her life.


My Review:

I thought this was a very sweet love story. But it went beyond romance and touched on the pain of loss, the agony of forgiveness, the strength of moving forward, and the courage to endure. It showed how a life could be changed for good or for bad, and how through choosing how to react to circumstances sometimes outside their control. It spoke of relying on God to overcome things and to allow his love to touch a heart that might have turned hard and cold. Overall it was a good read. I felt that it jumped in places and I would have liked a few more details of the time gaps that occurred. Plus it lived up fully to the genre of Christian romance in reference, mannerisms, speach, and prayer included in the book, but the overall message of the book so even if Christian Romance isn't your style, it might be worth a look as it was a great reminder of faith while letting us enjoy a sweet romance!!

Thanks Mary DeWeber for sharing it with us and allowing me to read and review it!



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